Housing Pillar

Yolanda Wilson

The Housing Pillar mission is to work collaboratively with VETLANTA members and the Atlanta community, veterans, stakeholders, and change agents to aid in eradicating homelessness, finding affordable housing, and achieving homeownership for metro-Atlanta veterans.

Yolanda Wilson, Deloitte & Director of the Housing Pillar

Yolanda Wilson is a Senior Manager with the U.S. Tax Global Office at Deloitte. She consults with global leaders across the practice on global client service planning and leads efforts to drive execution of the global strategy in the U.S.. Yolanda began her career with Deloitte in 2008 and has served in different roles including managing the U.S. Research & Analysis team. She also played an instrumental role in the creation, launch and execution of Deloitte’s Tax Leadership Labs which are strategic Lab sessions designed to strategize with tax leaders as they transition into the top tax role of their organization or look to transform their tax department. In addition to facilitating the Tax Leadership Lab sessions, she also served as a champion presenting lessons learned from the Labs at external client roundtables and internal partner meetings.

Yolanda is an avid volunteer with a keen focus on giving back. She currently serves as the Deloitte Atlanta office Veterans lead and is on the advisory board of the Veterans Empowerment Organization and of United Way’s Vets Connect. She has also served as a housing and homelessness advocate for over 10 years. Her contributions include research and consulting to develop an affordable housing program to help reunify families by providing permanent housing for parents who were suffering homelessness due to substance abuse in Fulton County, implementing a program to help young adults aging out of foster care successfully transition into permanent housing, and chairing fundraisers to provide homeless veterans with temporary and permanent housing.

Yolanda is a certified Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Black Belt trained professional. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.

Of all her accomplishments and roles, Yolanda is most proud of being a “servant leader” and a working mom & wife. In addition to volunteering, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her teenage daughter, Kaylee and her husband, Rodney, of nearly 20 years.

 

Tyler Bowser, Veterans Empowerment Organization & Co-Director of the Housing Pillar 

Tyler Bowser is an Air Force Veteran that served from 1996 to 2000 as a Satellite and Wideband communications technician.  He served in support of Operation Southern Watch and was deployed to South West Asia.  After the Air Force, Tyler earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Phoenix and worked for Starbucks Coffee Company opening and operating stores in the Tampa Bay market.

In 2009 he decided he wanted to be a part of the Warrior mission again and took a job in Afghanistan as a contractor managing a communications terminal at Bagram Air Field.  After working for 3 years down range providing bandwidth to the war fighter he left Afghanistan to work in the oil and gas industry in Houston, TX.
As Service and Operations manager for a small communications company that primarily serviced the thriving oil and gas companies he found his ideal job.  In late 2014 the energy market changed and Tyler moved to Atlanta, Georgia.  After a series of life changing events Tyler landed at Veterans Empowerment Organization as a client in search of housing and services.
Currently Tyler is the Veteran Community Ambassador for Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia.  He helps raise awareness and funding through corporate engagement and speaking opportunities.  The primary mission of VEO is to help enhance the lives of all Veterans on their road to self sufficiency.  He is proud to be a member of VETLANTA and has been actively involved since 2016 and has been an active member of the Housing Pillar from it’s inception.